Created out of the merger between the legacy Bell Atlantic and the former GTE, Verizon Communications is the second-largest regional bell operating company (RBOC) with Network serving residential and small business customers evolving to fiber-to-the-premises technology with FiOS high-speed fiber services and more than 140 million customer connections (wireless, wireline, broadband and TV).

(Source: SEC Filing) Verizon Communications Inc. provides communication services. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Wireless and Wireline. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; and sells equipment in the United States. The Wireline segment provides voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network, network access, long distance, and other services in the United States and internationally. The company serves consumer, business, and government customers, as well as carriers. As of December 31, 2010, its network covered a population of approximately 292 million and provided service to a customer base of approximately 94.1 million. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

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ITIF: Binge On and zero-rated data 'unlikely to harm the open internet'

Yet another organization is backing zero-rated data offerings such as T-Mobile's Binge On, saying they benefit consumers and are unlikely to threaten an open internet. But whether they actually violate net neutrality principles-- and whether they're fair to all content providers-- is still unsettled.

Verizon says ViaSat analysis for 28 GHz assumes 'unrealistic' scenario on several fronts

As Verizon politely put it in its May 19 ex parte, it "has been engaging" with the satellite industry to mutually explore a "workable satellite-terrestrial coexistence regime" in the 28 GHz band. But so far, it's finding ViaSat's analysis to be unworkable.

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint: How did they stack up in Q1?

Now that the first-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, it's time to take stock and see how each of the major carriers performed.  FierceWireless  has compiled several reports from leading analysts to present an in-depth look at just how Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Sprint each performed in the first quarter of 2016.

Strike torpedoes Verizon's Q2 FiOS earnings estimates due to drop in installations

Verizon wireline revenue estimates for the upcoming second quarter have been lowered by Wells Fargo by $343 million, to $7.52 billion, as the telco reported that installation of new FiOS subscribers has plummeted during the wireline labor strike.

Frontier blames Verizon's bad data, call center miscommunication for California's outages

Frontier Communications attributes some of the outage and network issues its customers faced in California to corrupt data it received from Verizon after acquiring the telco's wireline assets in three states.

Report: Bids for Yahoo expected to be in the range of $2B to $3B, far below initial expectations

Yahoo's auction of its core Internet business could see bids in the range of $2 billion to $3 billion, far below previous predictions that the assets would fetch as much as $8 billion, according to  The Wall Street Journal.

Verizon hopes strike ends soon, says FiOS subscriber installs will ramp afterward

Verizon has not yet come to an agreement with the wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW, but a top company executive says they are getting closer to a resolution as the strike enters its sixth week.

Charter CEO: Now that we own TWC, we can use Verizon MVNO deal to offer nationwide wireless

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said his company can now potentially offer a nationwide wireless service because its Time Warner Cable acquisition gives it access to the same Verizon MVNO agreement as Comcast.

Verizon's Shammo: Our Boston FiOS build was driven by LTE needs

Verizon's recent announcement to bring FiOS to Boston -- one of the cities that was initially left out of its initial build target-- was driven by a desire to fulfill its wireless LTE and business service desires, its top financial executive said.

Verizon's Shammo: EIP take rate 'not getting there,' stuck at around 68%, below expectations

U.S. carriers are increasingly moving away from two-year contracts and subsidized handsets in favor of equipment installment plans and leased devices. But in Verizon's case, at least, customers aren't always following.